9th July 2015 | Atodar Village, Bahraich District, Uttar Pradesh | Ghanshyam
For the past one year the Junior High School in Atodar village has remained shut after its only teacher was transferred to another school. The children of the village depend on a tutor who comes from a neighbouring village.
Their parents, daily wage workers, can barely manage to pay the tutor's fee of of INR 200 a month. By law, they shouldn't have to shell out money for their children's education. The Right to Education Act 2009 guarantees all children between the ages 6 and 14 free education at government schools.
Today you can ensure that this fundamental right is upheld for the children of Atodar.
Call to Action: Please call the Block Development Officer on +91 9453004135 and ask him to ensure that teachers are appointed at the Junior High School in Atodar.
In this video of UPS Manwan Awoora school, Kupwara, Kashmir, the community correspondent Pir Azhar shows us that there are nine classes for 250 students, and due to lack of space, the lower primary classes are held outside in the open. Also the school has only 7 teachers.